lipu Pona la: kasi nanpa 50 pi lipu Nasin Pona
|Coming into life and entering death,
|The followers of life are three in ten.
|The followers of death are three in ten.
|Those whose life activity is their death ground are three in ten.
|ni li tan seme?
|Why is this?
|Because they live life grasping for its rich taste.
|Now I have heard that those who are expert in handling life
|Can travel the land without meeting tigers and rhinos,
|Can enter battle without being wounded.
|The rhino has no place to plant its horn,
|The tiger has no place to place its claws,
|Weapons find no place to receive their sharp edges.
|Because he has no death-ground.